Barnardo’s Young Supporters Concert
After many months of rehearsals, VOICE took part in ’Barnardo’s Young Supporters Concert’ at Wembley Arena on 15 March. The concert involved lots of rehearsals prior to the event including a full day of rehearsals in the arena on the day of the concert. VOICE sang with other students from many other schools. The repertoire ranged from a ‘Grease Medley’ to Michael Buble’s song ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’. They were even lucky enough to have two ‘shout outs’ from the presenter of the concert. The students did extremely well and should be proud of themselves. They were an asset to themselves, the Music team and to Debden Park High School.
Head of Music
National Youth Choir’s Olympic Gala
Key Stage 3 Choir has had a busy term preparing for their appearance at the Royal Albert Hall, as part of the National Youth Choir’s Olympic Gala. In March, the KS3 Choir went to Cambridge for a workshop with National Youth Choir’s Musical Director Mike Brewer OBE. This was all in preparation for the concert where they are singing in a piece called ‘Worldsong,’ which includes music from Africa, India, Sweden and Mexico. While they were in Cambridge the students also attended choral evensong in the 600 year old chapel of King’s College, Cambridge.
On 9th April, the choir will spend the day at the Royal Albert Hall, rehearsing for the concert, and later performing. We wish them good luck in this exciting project.
Teacher of Music
Youth Makes Music
VOICE were invited to take part in a concert in Chigwell School held by the local Rotary Clubs; Youth Makes Music. VOICE performed two ensemble numbers and solos sung by Katie Armstrong and Amber Field, accompanied by Rowan Wyllie on guitar. This was a successful evening that also included performances from local schools. We were thrilled to support the Rotary Club and the students had a fabulous time. Once again the students did themselves and Debden Park High School proud. They have been awarded certificates for their contribution.
Head of Music
Not like the Movies
On the 8th and 9th March Debden Park High School was proud to present ‘Not like the Movies’. This was a collaboration from Voyage – Debden Park’s Drama company and Debden Youth Dance (DYD) – Debden Park’s Dance company. The two companies began rehearsing with the stimulus ‘glamour cabaret’. As ideas developed, a show was created that addressed the issues surrounding the rise and fall of fame. Aided by two live solo performances we saw appearances from members of VOICE – Debden Park’s Singing company. As a Specialist School in the Performing Arts we are delighted to have achieved such a collaboration and at such high standard.
The performance highlighted the talent that lies amongst the students here at Debden Park and as the show ran across two nights, many had the opportunity to enjoy their spectacular creation. Huge congratulations to everyone involved in the cabaret.
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Of Mice and Men revision booklet
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Please note the final GCSE Expressive Arts exam for all Year Nine students is May 9th, 10th and 11th. Students must attend all Expressive Arts lesson between now and this date and are welcome to spend lunchtimes and after school time preparing their portfolios and rehearsing their performances
Any questions please see your class teacher
9P- Mr Ventura
9A – Ms Mann
9R – Ms Rees
9K – Ms Mann
9D – Ms Davis
9E – Ms Haycock
Each term the Maths Team identify one boy and one girl per Maths class as a top achiever. This highlights the fact that these students have shown an impressive understanding of the skills taught in classes this term and that they have worked with enthusiasm and shown a commitment to the subject.
These students have proven themselves great role models for their fellow class mates and we hope that their excellent attitude towards Maths continues and that they exceed their expected progress this year.
Well done to them all!
DPHS Y7 33 – 5 Braeside
DPHS Y8 20 – 6 Braeside
DPHS Y8 0 – 0 Roding Valley
DPHS Y11 4 -1 King Harold
DPHS Y8 1 – 8 West Hatch
We are delighted to announce that TKAT have been accredited to deliver their own School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme (SCITT) to commence in September 2012. Our programme is a PGCE course and trainees will also gain 40 credits towards a Masters’ Degree.
The SCITT programme provides a unique and fantastic opportunity for TKAT schools to train their own staff, to work together and it creates many professional development opportunities for current employees too.
We have initially been allocated 30 places in the subject areas of Maths, English, History, Geography, MFL and the Sciences (Chemistry, Biology and Physics).
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